Dewey Beach, Peoria, Illinois, 1916. From the photo albums of Louise Boettger (Sluser) dated from 1915 to 1917 and a few others from the mid-1920s. Fun and whimsical snapshots and poses, Bradley University students, automobile excursions, Dewey Beach in Peoria, Illinois, boat rides and vacation trips to California and Colorado. Louise Boettger Sluser (Nov. 2, 1897 - March 5, 1994). Born Nov. 2, 1897, in Peoria to Robert and Anna Vonachen Boettger, she married Miles B. “Bert” Sluser on Feb. 22, 1923, in Peoria, Illinois. | Click image for Comments. | Home | Browse All Photos